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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 1, 2009 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

A guy named Brett Richardson was a good friend of mine in 1973. He was playing bass doing Jack Cassidy in this smokin'-hot Hot Tuna band in my town. It featured Wayne Lopes as Jorma - he had great finger-pickin' and his voice was spot-on, as well as his mannerisms. Eric Levine was many levels above Papa John Creech on violin. And Brett was with me when I taped June 10, 1973.

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Bret was an Alembic freak and knew every damn thing about them and Phil's bass. He was always telling me how fond he was of Nicky Hopkins playing w/ GD and The Stones. Thanks for sharing guys. These 192k mp3s sound great. Thanks wine.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 1, 2009 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

Thanks for the shot, Monte. Never noticed before how much he resembles Dewey Whatshisname from the Eagles ...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 1, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

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Would you believe me if I told you Jerry Garcia Band is playing at The Aggie Theater in Fort Collins on April 9? I live right around the corner. It's been posted on their marquee for maybe 2 weeks. Get your tix right here



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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 1, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

actually(though missing Jerry), they put on an outstanding show.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 8, 2009 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

JGB at The Aggie

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 1, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

looks like Rock Skully too if you ask me

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Poster: Insect Date: May 30, 2009 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

Check out Wayne Lopes finger picking with Van Manakas...
http://www.myspace.com/waynelopes

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Poster: Insect Date: Sep 26, 2009 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

Any one have any Recordings/photos of Cheyenne / Cavalry two bands from North Jersey during the 70's. with guitarists.. John Zias, Van Manakas and Wayne Lopes.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Sep 26, 2009 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nicky Hopkins

Thanks Insect for pointing out Wayne's mySpace site. I'm listening now, and I'm impressed with his playing. I've noticed Van and Wayne are playing gigs together in NYC once in awhile. I'm on Wayne's mailing list now. I have old tapes I recorded of Van playing bluegrass (guitar, mandolin, dobro) with Stoney Creek in 1974. I have old tapes I recorded of Van playing jazz from his LP in 1983 or 1984. Also, Van Manakas and John Zias played in a band together in 1973 called Hell's Half Acre. This was shortly after the "Hot Tuna" band I mentioned.

John Zias has been doing some gigs in Florida with a band named Earth Bombs Mars. They do some Dead tunes. John just visited Colorado this past June, and stopped by my place. He had a live recording of the best Dead-sounding band I ever heard. The bass player was Phil-on-fire. John has been doing excellent Jer-influenced playing for years. I'm still waiting to hear back from John if this bassist will be doing more gigs with John.

I've been publishing the best of my old tapes. It's all organized on my website.

Monte the Taper

here's a track with Van Manakas playing dobro in 1974 — check out Van's licks in his 3rd solo
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